Now, on to updating you on the life of the Goossens from Las Vegas. So much has been going on that I wanted to slow down and let you all know that I miss keeping you all up do date with our lives.
The year started out on a rather down note. Paul tore his ACL in December playing on a soccer league. He hobbled around for a few months- thinking it was just a mere sprain. On one Sunday in March, a dear friend of ours, who is a doctor, pulled us aside after church and told us that he was taking note of Paul and his walking and that he strongly suggested that he see a doctor. Our biggest dilemma was that Paul did not have insurance (due to missing the cut-off date for signing up at work). We went home a little discouraged, since we truly thought it was just a sprain. I immediately signed him up for insurance through my office- taking a chance that they would surcharge him or even decline him since he was without insurance. I explained to the underwriter that he was only out of insurance for 3 months and that he missed the cut off date to renew. God intervened- He was approved at the standard rate- no surcharge whatsoever. The day he got approved we went to Urgent Care to get a diagnosis. The doctor who saw him referred him immediately to get an MRI. After the MRI and meeting with the specialist we found out he did indeed tear his ACL and would need to replace the ACL. He went for surgery on April 30th. The weeks after that were a real struggle. He was bed bound for a complete week. He barely slept, needed 24 hour care. I was physically exhausted and can't imagine this time without my sister. She was a TREMENDOUS help to me. We made a makeshift hospital room in Lizzie's room. And every 2-3 hours we changed ice, fed, administered medicine and cared for my beloved. He was a good sport through it all.
As of today, he is still on the mend. He still has pain when walking, which is starting to give me some concern, but he has been told by the doctor and the physical therapy doctor that knees take a while to heal and that his knee is at the weakest point right now because the graft is trying to incorporate to his bone. We have days when he is very discouraged... but over all he is SLOWLY recovering.
In June we did go on our family vacation. We (my side of the family) enjoy going on cruises and we all wanted to go to Alaska on a cruise together. We planned it 12 months in advance... and on June 5 we sailed out of Seattle. We had a wonderful time together visiting beautiful Alaska.
Church has been great! We have been so busy between missions teams visiting. We had a group of 40 last week and they were a real blessing to us. They handed out over 36,000 pamphlets for our church! What a Blessing!
And last but not least- My niece and sister in law came out to visit for a week- We made lots of memories!
Below are some recap pictures of our busy lives!
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Its good to be back to blogging!